Class of 2018 wide receiver Jermaine Eskridge announced Tuesday that he is no longer committed to play for the University of Kentucky.
Eskridge — a near-five-star recruit — made waves in July when he became UK's first commitment from the class of 2018. The pledge came before his sophomore year of high school, and two-and-a-half years before he would be allowed to sign a binding national letter of intent with the Wildcats.
247Sports ranks Eskridge — a Tampa, Fla., native — as the No. 29 overall prospect in the class.
It was apparent even when he committed that UK would have a tough time holding on to Eskridge, who was sure to be recruited by the best college football programs in the country. The 6-foot-3 prospect has visited home-state Florida for two games so far this season, including the Gators' victory over Vanderbilt last weekend.
UK has 22 commitments for the class of 2016 and six commitments for the class of 2017.